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Living and Working in France, 3rd Ed.

A Survival Handbook

David Hampshire

Publisher: Survival, 2001 , 456 pages

ISBN: 1-901130-55-X

Keywords: Culture

Synopsis:

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What's it really like Living and Working in France? Not surprisingly, there's more to life than baguettes, berets and boules! This book is guaranteed to hasten your introduction to la vie française and most importantly, it will also save you time, trouble and money. Inside you'll discover:/p>

  • How to find a job with a good salary and conditions
  • How to obtain a residence permit
  • How to avoid and overcome problems on arrival
  • How to find your dream home
  • How to make the most of post office and telephone services
  • How to get the best education for your familiy
  • How to make the best use of public transport
  • How to survive motoring in France
  • How to obtain the best health treatment
  • How to insure yourself against (almost) all eventualities
  • How to make your French francs go further
  • How to make the most of your leisure time
  • How to enjoy the French sporting life
  • How to find the best shopping bargains
  • How to do numerous other things not listed above

Living and Working in France is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available about everyday life in France. It isn't, however, a deadly boring text book, but an interesting and entertaining guie, written in a highly readable style.

Buy this book and discover what it's really like to live and work in France.

Table of Contents:

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  1. Finding a Job
    • Qualifications
    • Government Employment Service
    • Recruitment Agencies
    • Seasonal Jobs
    • Temporary & Casual Work
    • Voluntary Work
    • Job Hunting
    • Working Women
    • Salaries
    • Self-Employment
    • Starting a Business
    • Au Pairs
    • Illegal Working
    • Language
  2. Working Conditions
    • Term of Employment
    • Employment Contracts
    • Employment Conditions
  3. Permits & Visas
    • Visas
    • Residence Permist
  4. Arrival
    • Immigration
    • Customs
    • Residence Permit
    • Embassy Registration
    • Finding Help
    • Checklists
  5. Accomodation
    • Temporary Accomodation
    • Relocation Consultants
    • French Homes
    • Buying Property
    • Rented Accomodation
    • Inventory
    • Security
    • Moving House
    • Electricity
    • Gas
    • Water
  6. Post Office Services
    • Business Hours
    • Letter Post
    • Registered Mail
    • Parcel Post
    • Mail Collection
    • Postcheque Accounts
  7. Telephone
    • Installation & Registration
    • Using the Telephone
    • Custom & Optional Services
    • Charges
    • Bills
    • International Calls
    • Directories
    • Mobile Telephones
    • Public Telephones
    • Minitel
    • Internet
    • Emergency Numbers
    • Telex & Fax
  8. Television & Radio
    • Television
    • Radio
  9. Education
    • State or Private School?
    • State Schools
    • Private Schools
    • Apprenticeships
    • Higher Education
    • Further Education
    • Language Schools
  10. Public Transport
    • Trains
    • Métro
    • Buses and Trams
    • Ferries & Eurotunnel
    • Timetables
    • Taxis
    • Airline Services
  11. Motoring
    • Car Importation
    • Car Registration
    • Control Test
    • Buying a Car
    • Selling a Car
    • Driving Licence
    • Car Insurance
    • Road Tax
    • General Road Rules
    • Traffic Police
    • French Roads
    • French Drivers
    • Motorcycles
    • Accidents
    • Driving & Drinking
    • Car Theft
    • Petrol
    • Speed Limits
    • Garages
    • Road Maps
    • Car Rental
    • Motoring Organisations
    • Parking
    • Pedestrian Road Rules
    • Road Signs
  12. Health
    • Emergencies
    • Social Security Health Benefits
    • Doctors
    • Drugs & Medecines
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Childbirth
    • Children's Health
    • Dentists
    • Opticians
    • Counselling & Social Services
    • Sexually-Transmitted Diseases
    • Smoking
    • Birth & Deaths
    • Medical Treatment Abroad
  13. Insurance
    • Insurance Companies & Agents
    • Insurance Contracts
    • Social Security
    • Supplementary Pensions
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Household Insurance
    • Third Part Liability Insurance
    • Holiday & Travel Insurance
    • Motor Breakdown Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  14. Finance
    • French Currency
    • Foreign Currency
    • Banks
    • Credit & Charge Cards
    • Eurocheques
    • Loans & Overdrafts
    • Mortgages
    • Value Addad Tax
    • Income Tax
    • Residential & Real Estate Taxes
    • Wealth Tax
    • Capital Gains Tax
    • Inheritance & Gift Tax
    • Wills
    • Cost of Living
  15. Leisure
    • Guide Books
    • Tourist Offices
    • Hotels
    • Bed & Breakfast
    • Self-Catering
    • Hostels & Dormitories
    • Camping & Caravans
    • Theme Parks
    • Museums, Art Galleries, etc.
    • Cinemas
    • Theatre, Opera & Ballet
    • Music
    • Social Clubs
    • Night-Life
    • Gambling
    • Bars & Cafes
    • Restaurants
    • Libraries
    • Day & Evening Classes
  16. Sports
    • Football
    • Rubgy
    • Skiing
    • Boules
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Mountaineering, Rock-Climbing & Caving
    • Racquet Sports
    • Swimming
    • Watersports
    • Aerial Sports
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Golf
    • Other Sports
  17. Shopping
    • Shopping Hours
    • Specialist Food Shops
    • Markets
    • Department & Chain Stores
    • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacconists
    • Fashin
    • Newspapers, Magazines & Books
    • Furniture & Furnishing
    • Household Goods
    • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    • Home Shopping
    • Shopping Abroad
    • Duty-Free Allowances
    • Receipts
    • Consumer Associations
  18. Odds & Ends
    • Citizenship
    • Climate
    • Crime
    • Geography
    • Government
    • Legal System
    • Marriage & Divorce
    • Military Service
    • Pets
    • Police
    • Population
    • Religion
    • Social Customs
    • Time Difference
    • Tipping
    • Toilets
  19. The French
  20. Moving House or Leaving France
    • Moving House
    • Leaving France
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A: Useful Addresses
    • Appendix B: Further Reading
    • Appendix C: Weights & Measures
    • Appendix D: Regions & Departments
    • Appendix E: Service Directory

Reviews:

Living and Working in France

by Roland Buresund last modified 2007-12-12 04:25

Rating: ********** (Excellent)

Funny and useful.

If you want a really practical book that will explain all the intricacies of France and what you need to think about as a foreigner wishing to live and work there, look no further!

I worked in France for a number of years, and I wish I had had this book then, it would have made our life a lot easier.

Highly recommended, but check if there is any new editions, as they constantly publish new editions with up-to-date information (including useful phone-numbers).

A joy to read.

 


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